organic foods

Take A Ride In My Time Machine – Rice Planting The Ancient Way

One of the things we enjoy most about our expat lifestyle here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic is variety and exploration.  You never know what to expect as you head down the road.  Just the other day I happened by the rice fields a few miles down the road from Cabrera.  I […]

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Road Trip To The Cocao Region – Gaspar Hernandez to Tenares

Another opportunity to explore yet another backroad on the North Coast of the Dominican republic.  This time we will take a lazy Sunday afternoon road trip from Gaspar Hernandez to Tenares, just to check out the scenery.  As you will see in the videos, the roads are in pretty good shape and once we get […]

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Lost In The Cabrera Outback With New Friends From Edmonton Canada

Like my dad always told me when I was a kid, before I really started traveling, he said “Son, the only way you are going to ever find yourself is to get lost first”. And LOST we did get as we trekked across some of the backroads surrounding Cabrera Dominican Republic. On a recent one […]

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We Share A Common Goal… Happiness

Check out this little thought provoking documentary film and then answer a few simple questions.  Who controls YOUR destiny?  Who is depriving YOU of happiness and that fulfilling sense of adventure and exploration that we all enjoyed as little kids before we stepped on the treadmill of life? As I watched this little 8 minute documentary I […]

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Cabrera Expats Head To Santiago For A Day Of Shopping

Continuing on our day trip down to Santiago for shopping, we stop over at one of my favorite little roadside restaurants filled with mountain bikers and catch a glimpse at a couple of the locals in costume promoting the upcoming Carnival in the town of La Vega.  We get to check out the downhill portion […]

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Where Do Cabrera Expats Shop – Santiago Shopping Trip

If you have followed the DR Escapes blog for any time at all I am sure you will recall that I call this little tropical village “Mayberry with Internet”, sort of like stepping back in time to a simpler lifestyle.  But I can hear some of you asking…. “But Barry, will we be stepping back into […]

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Sustainable Organic Farming In Cabrera – Out In The Fields – Part 2

There is more fresh organic fruits and vegetables growing out in the fields of little local family farms than we could ever eat around Cabrera.  It is so plentiful that if you get to know your neighbors then you are likely to come home from your visits with your harms loaded.  This is the second […]

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Sustainable Organic Farming In Cabrera – Let’s Visit A Family Farm

Fresh organic foods and abundant gravity fed water are two of my criteria for an ideal place to weather any storm, whether it be an economic collapse or worse. As I have mentioned many times, around here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic, the soil is fertile and most plants flourish. Heck, we […]

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Water Water Everywhere – Where Does Our Water Come From In Cabrera

Do you ever speak before your brain catches up? I did that recently when one of the readers asked me a simple question. He asked “You say there is plenty of fresh water in Cabrera, but where does the water come from?” Of course, my immediate response was “We will go shoot a short video […]

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Headed To The Crab Shack To See Where The Road Ended

It really is amazing how much things have changed here in Cabrera over the last 15 years, or so.  When I first came to the north coast of the Dominican Republic the main highway from Cabrera to nearby Nagua was not even a continuous road.  At the site of my favorite Crab Shack, at the […]

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